Job Opening: Assistant professor Islamic and Arabic Studies

Assistant professor Islamic and Arabic Studies (1,0 FTE)

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University seeks to appoint an assistant professor (0,7 fte teaching and 0,3 fte research).

The position is attached to the subject area Islamic and Arabic Studies within the Department. The subject area Islamic and Arabic Studies offers a dynamic, research-oriented context with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development. Research and teaching in Islamic and Arabic Studies at Utrecht University is carried out in close collaboration with the subject area Religious Studies, as well as with other programmes within the Faculty of Humanities and beyond.

Islamic and Arabic Studies at Utrecht University

Islamic and Arabic Studies at Utrecht University is a growing and ambitious teaching and research unit within the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, with a particular strength in wedding the study of Islamic textual traditions with up-to-date teaching and research methods in Islamic Studies and in the broader field of the Study of Religion. We are committed to the Study of Islam as a discipline anchored in cultural studies, with a particular focus on the religious aspects of the Islamic tradition, and on the historical continuities and diverse forms of expression in Islam from its origin in the late-antique Mediterranean to the current, (post-)secular world.

For more information, see the Islam and Arabic research website and the bachelor’s programme Islamic and Arabic Studies (in Dutch only).

Candidates are invited to send the following materials before May 15, 2015:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • Names and contact information of two academic referees who might be contacted for a written reference.

Interviews will be held on 5 June 2015. Invited applicants will be asked to provide a short statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 A4). Please use the application link below.

Dr. Umar Ryad
Associate Professor
Islamic Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Faculty of Humanities
University of Utrecht
Janskerkhof 13
3512 BL UTRECHT
The Netherlands
http://www.uu.nl/gw/medewerkers/URyad
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